Dumelo’s speech after Rawlings’ was deliberate – Ofosu Ampofo | Politics 2016-08-17
The Director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has revealed Actor John Dumelo’s address to party supporters shortly after an address by former President John Rawlings during the party’s campaign launch last Sunday was planned.
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo said organizers of the campaign launch committed no protocol blunder by allowing the Actor, who is not a heavy weight in the party, to speak after the NDC Founder.
“Sometimes it’s a question of strategy. Where you want to get the message to. I don’t think it was a protocol nightmare,” he said on PM Express on Monday that discussed matters arising after the ruling party’s campaign launch in Cape Coast, the Central Region capital.
Critics, mostly from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) questioned the appropriateness of why the Actor was made to speak after the party’s founder had spoken.
“This is something that we planned. We were executing a plan that has been put in place. For me these are very very trivial issues that must not take our eye from the ball,” Mr Ofosu Ampofo told show host Nana Ansah Kwao IV.
John Dumelo mounted the podium and extended a hand of invitation to Ghanaian youth, specifically affiliates NPP to switch camp to the NDC because there are better opportunities there than in any other political party.
Shortly after the speech, social media was awash with criticisms, with many suggesting that allowing John Dumelo to speak after Jerry Rawlings was a sign of disrespect to the party Founder.
However speaking on PM Express on the Joy News channel on Multi TV, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo said he was surprised by the attention the issue received.
He has advised critics to stop pursuing what he has described as trivial matters.
credit-Joynews / PM Express